The much loved blue heeler characters from the Australian animated television series Bluey will be brought to life in the first live theatre puppetry show which is set to take to the Dubbo Regional Theatre stage.
The ABC Kids series follows the adventures of six-year-old Blue Heeler puppy, Bluey, who lives with her little sister Bingo Heeler, mother Chilli Heeler and dad Bandit Heeler.
Bluey's Big Play The Stage Show is set to run over two days in Dubbo, but the first show, which is set for Wednesday, March 10th, has already sold out weeks in advance.
Bandit puppeteer Lachlan MacLeod said he couldn't wait to deliver such a phenomenal show to the Dubbo community.
"It's the only show that can make me laugh and cry at the same time," he said.
"And that's what we've managed to capture in the live show too.
"It's really funny, it has great comedy, but it also has a lot of heart.
"It's such a popular show and the chance for kids to come and see the show in life-form is a pretty incredible thing and I think people are jumping at the opportunity to be in the same room as the Heeler family."
Mr MacLeod said everyone loved the tv show, but to experience it in real life form was different.
He described the theatre show show as a live, extra-long episode of Bluey.
"We've managed to capture the essence of an episode but stretched out over 45 minutes," he said.
Mr MacLeod said he and the rest of the team were looking forward to their visit to Dubbo.
"We're really excited. I can't wait to see the kids faces," he said.
"My favourite thing about performing as Bandit's puppeteer is seeing the reactions of the kids.
"They don't stop smiling and squealing in excitement, there's never a dull moment."
Mr MacLeod said as the father of six-year-old twins himself, he can relate with Bandit Heeler on a high level, as he and Bandit were both stay at home dads (when he's not touring) who loves finding creative ways to play games with and amuse their kids.
Tickets are still available as of Wednesday, March 3, for the second show scheduled to run on Thursday, March 11 at the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre.
For tickets visit www.drtcc.com.au.
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